Stuart McHugh, Ph.D.


McHugh, Stuart

Materials Engineer
Lockheed Martin, Advanced Technology Center
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Industry: Sciences
Field: Materials Science

An interest in geology and geophysics led Dr. Stuart McHugh to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics, which he earned in 1971 through the University of Nevada, Reno. He subsequently earned a second Bachelor of Science, in Geological Engineering (1972), a Master of Science in Geophysics (1974), a Master of Science in Science Materials (1976), and finally a Ph.D. through Stanford University (1977). With an extensive educational background and nearly four decades of experience, Dr. McHugh currently serves as a materials engineer for Department A044S of the Advanced Technology Center for Lockheed Martin.

Having garnered expertise in materials science, solid state physics, research and hardware design examination, Dr. McHugh is well-equipped to conduct stress and fracture analyses of aerospace structures and materials, and perform computational analyses, items with which he is tasked as a materials engineer. Additionally, he has published more than 100 scientific papers, including “Dislocation Modeling of Creep-Related Tilt Changes,” which was featured in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, and “Thermomechanical Characterization of a Membrane Deformable Mirror,” included in Applied Optics, a journal produced by The Optical Society.

Dr. McHugh is affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Geophysical Union. He is also a senior member of The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In 2012, he received a special recognition award from the Advanced Technology Center of Lockheed Martin for his participation with the ATC Graphene Molecular Filtration Team.

When he is not working, Dr. McHugh enjoys scuba diving, traveling, and studying languages and linguistics. He is also an avid reader of Science Magazine, Fortune, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Continue reading